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Do you prefer book series or standalone books?
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So tell me do you prefer a book series or a standalone book to read or write?


Which do you prefer?
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when i was a boy i only read series bl00d, whats wrong with u why read a book that has no sequel its just BORING

you think HARRY POTTER would be a good book if it ended at the first year? HELL NO you think a SERIES of unfortunate events would be good without the SERIES?!! HELL NO!!!

WHERE MY ARTEMIS FOWL NIGGAS AT WHO UP
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Elk_Whisperer wrote:

when i was a boy i only read series bl00d, whats wrong with u why read a book that has no sequel its just BORING

you think HARRY POTTER would be a good book if it ended at the first year? HELL NO you think a SERIES of unfortunate events would be good without the SERIES?!! HELL NO!!!

WHERE MY ARTEMIS FOWL NIGGAS AT WHO UP


I read a few of those books, I should re-read them because they were fire
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Either is fine.
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Standalone books are better.
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PandaSamaBoi wrote:


Elk_Whisperer wrote:

when i was a boy i only read series bl00d, whats wrong with u why read a book that has no sequel its just BORING

you think HARRY POTTER would be a good book if it ended at the first year? HELL NO you think a SERIES of unfortunate events would be good without the SERIES?!! HELL NO!!!

WHERE MY ARTEMIS FOWL NIGGAS AT WHO UP


I read a few of those books, I should re-read them because they were fire




yea when i was in elementary my teacher would turn on a rap beat and read us Dr. Seuss which is crazy cause his lines are almost always in 5-6 stanza he was whack af

here read this absolute BANGER written by DR. Seuss himself!!!


I would not like them
Here or there.
I would not like them
Anywhere.
I do not like
Green eggs and ham.
I do not like them,
Sam-I-am

Would you like them
In a house?
Would you like them
With a mouse?

I do not like them
In a house.
I do not like them
With a mouse.
I do not like them
Here or there.
I do not like them
Anywhere.
I do not like green eggs and ham.
I do not like them, Sam-I-am.


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Depends, I sometimes prefer standalone (like with To Kill a Mocking Bird) but sometimes other works of literature (such as a Series of Unfortunate Events) wouldn't be as good if it weren't a series. Although, some series end up just becoming cash grabs and start to lack in quality (like with Percy Jackson and the Olympians. It was good as just the original but then he added the Roman gods and it got...not as good) :/
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Stand alone books. I've read series but they weren't interconnected.
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For me it's always been collections/anthologies ...Poe, Conan Doyle, Serling, King. Even now, I'm head over heels in love with the prose anthologies by Moonstone Books. It's pretty much the same reason I prefer episodic TV to feature films I believe.

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Stand alone books because I can never be bothered to pick up the rest of the books in the series unless it really hooks me.
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I feel like a series is able to build on the world a lot more than a standalone book.

But what do I know I don't read.
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Depends on the story I hate it when things get dragged out longer than they needed to.
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Most/all that I've read has pretty much been set in the Star Wars Legends canon, and I have read several standalones (I personally consider the swtor books standalone). The four of them were really hit and miss. I didn't like Fatal Alliance, but I did like Decieved and Revan, and then didn't really care for... the other one (the one with Theron Shan). But I've also read whole series (New Jedi Order being the main one) and the only ones I actually didn't like were the bigger books, Vector Prime, the one where Anakin dies, and Unifying Force. Then there was Plagueis which was actually a pretty compelling read. Also read both Force Unleasheds, the first one definitely works on its own and the second one I wanted to set it ablaze. It was so boring I nearly fell asleep in a F***ing high school cafeteria. There was zero reason to have a second force unleashed.

It just comes down to the individual book themselves. A series will have its bad book and its good book. It can be really hard keeping it all consistent.
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I occasionally give stand-alone books a try if either I like the author's other work or I am hunting for a new author to read. However, I am mainly attracted to complex sagas with mutliple, intervowen storylines. Keeping track of large numbers of characters and the chronology is fun and I like to see how many mistakes the author makes before the end.

Complex stories are a double edged sword for me though. In one case where an author made a fundamental chronological error in the space of 5 pages, I gave up on them entirely and haven't read a single word of theirs since.

For context, I recently completed the Malazan Book of the Fallen series (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malazan_Book_of_the_Fallen#Malazan_Book_of_the_Fallen) with an estimated 3,325,000 words and 11,216 pages.
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standalone

cheaper and/or easier to find in libraries (since they may have just a few books in a series rather than all) and i dont have to wait for the next one (if it's a newer series)

not that book series aren't good. just prefer standalone
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